Mar 05 2012

Shock and Hope

If you’ve ever had something taken away from you suddenly, you might understand how Michelle feels today.  She’s in shock.  She is a mother of 2 that lived through the tornadoes in Henryville, Indiana.  

She called K-LOVE today to thank you for your prayers, and to ask for more, specifically that people don't blame God for the destruction, but to run to Him for help.

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Mar 02 2012

New Strength

When you exercise there’s that half way point on your walk or your run that you’re getting tired and your brain tells you to give up, quit early, turn around. 

But, if you just tap into your inner strength and push through that half way point, you exhaust your muscles, and the next day they’re stronger for it. 

Maybe you feel like this too, that that’s story of my life.  Constantly feeling like you are running up hill and trying to find new strength to get through the day.

I remember vividly the day my therapist said this to me.  “In 6 months, your life will look completely different.”

After I had faced the toughest year of my life and made a decision to move across the country and start over with my 3 children. 

I’m there now.  I’ve made it.  My life is completely different.  The initial excitement of the fresh new start, the new home, the new job has leveled off now.  We’re starting to get in a routine.  And every day I ask God for new strength. 

I could have run back home into the welcoming arms of family halfway through this adventure I’m on.  That was an option I pursued.  It would have been much easier to have the help and companionship, but God wanted something different. He wanted me to give me new strength.

I was at the halfway point of my life adventure, and instead of turning around I kept going forward.  I admit to praying for a “knight in shining armor” to come and save me from it all.  Turns out, I had that knight in shining armor all along.

And every morning I pray to Him and ask for new strength to keep moving forward and find joy in the process.

“Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.  They’ll soar on wings as eagles, run and not grow weary, walk and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:31 

Would love to know about a time in your life where God gave you new strength to move forward in life...


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